Family Adventure


On the weekends we enjoy going on family outings. Because of the cool and cloudy skies we decide to spend our Saturday at the California State Railroad Museum located in Old Sacramento. Old Sacramento is filled with rich history and the buildings, train depot and trains have been preserved to keep the integrity. The wood planked walkways, cobblestone &/or dirt roads, brick buildings and authentic signs really made you feel as though you walked back in time. It really was fun just to walk around and reminded me a lot of what Old Town would be to San Diego.

On this particular weekend, it seemed pretty crowded and soon found out it was because there was also a jazz festival going on the same day. There were many musicians about playing different tunes and the streets were filled with people. Another special treat was the FREE train ride. None of us have ever been on a real train and we were all excited to go. Along the 6 miles waterfront stretch, but we were able to get a great look at the Tower Bridges, the river and the state capital (at a distance). Corbin especially loved the train ride and held tightly onto his boarding pass. Afterward we had lunch at a cafe called Steamers. The chicken parmisean sandwich and potato salad was yummy. The railroad museum was next on our agenda. Corbin and Benjamin loved all the giant trains, but especially loves the train tables were they could play with the tiny trains like they have at home. We ended our day with ice cream and headed home. Yep, a good day for the Shiras family.

Fruit of the Spirit


I have been having discipline issues with my oldest son. He’s 3 1/2 years old. Through the power of prayer, I knew I needed to go to the Word (the Bible) because the Word is the living a breathing word of God and has answers to all our concerns. Galatians 5:16-25 spoke to me and I knew educating my son and myself about the fruit of the Spirit would give us a better understanding of God and our need for the Spirit if we wanted to conquer sin issues living in our hearts. The fruit of the Spirit isn’t foreign to me, but God always has a way of revealing new truths when we go back and study his Word.

The Fruit of the Spirit
*Love
*Joy
*Peace
*Patience
*Kindness
*Goodness
*Faithfulness
*Gentleness
*Self Control

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

Everyday since starting this study, we’ve gone back to Galatians 5:16-25. When I’m dealing with disobedience, praise, anger, etc…this scripture has been a huge help with my son. Even though my son isn’t that excited to learn these lesson now, he will one day. That’s what teaching our children is all about-right? They might not always want to learn, but it’s our duty to do so (Dueteronomy 6:7, Psalm 34:11).

Name Your Business


When naming your business, would you put the words “cigarette” and “furniture” together? Well, a store a few miles from my new home decided that was a good choice. I guess they thought that if they started selling cigarettes the people from the lounge next door would come in and maybe buy some furniture. Ha!

I can make a dress


I am surrounded by my husband and two young boys, so I get excited when I get the opportunity to make a feminine scrapbook page, make a pink blanket, go floral with my nursing covers, have a girlie photo shoot and finally I can add dresses to my list of hobbies. Not because I’m pregnant and having a girl, but because I finally caved and couldn’t take it anymore. I see all these adorable girl outfits and even though I’ve bought others plenty of girlie things it was my turn to see what I could come up with. How hard could it be, right?